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The Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarships

Applications are invited for the Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarships which are supported by the income from gifts by Dr Joan R Clark, a distinguished mineral crystallographer who was formerly on the staff of the United States Geological Survey. Dr Clark’s gifts were made in appreciation of her visit to the School of Chemistry as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in chemical crystallography in 1962.

Scholarships are available for PhD candidates whose research topic is mainly in the area of inorganic chemistry and, in keeping with the donor’s scientific interests, preference shall be given to applicants whose research includes the determination of inorganic chemical structures by diffraction or other physical techniques.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist a postgraduate student proceeding to a Doctorate in the School of Chemistry to undertake research in connection with his/her doctoral thesis topic at a leading university or research institutions overseas for a period of not less than six weeks.

The value of the scholarship will be determined on a case-by-case basis, but it is intended that it will be sufficient to cover the student’s expenses for return travel and subsistence during a continuous residence of between six and twenty-six weeks. As a guide, travel costs up to $3,000, appropriate additional conference expenses (where these have been granted as part of the Scholarship), and living expenses up to $650 per week (lower rate for longer visits) have been granted.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

Please ensure to have the following supporting documentation attached to your application:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A statement explaining the importance of the proposed research in relation to the applicant’s research topic.
  • The availability of specialised research resources and/or outstanding research supervision at the overseas institution nominated.
  • A proposed timetable and costing.

Application form

Download application form here. Applications should be sent to Dimetra Skondras-Silva (Front Office)

Closing date

4.00pm, Friday 21 November 2014


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